Degree Apprenticeships for employers

Business and enterprise

Hiring an apprentice or upskilling an employee can help enhance your workforce. Discover the benefits to your business, how to take on an apprentice and how we can support you.

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We offer a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships which help employees to gain the skills and experience that today’s industry needs. The educational programme is a collaboration between you, the learner and the University.

  • We have a 94% progression rate

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  • We currently have 2,000+ apprentices here at the University

  • We offer programmes from Level 2 to Level 7

  • Over 30 apprenticeship programmes to choose from

Why hire an apprentice?

Supporting a new or existing employee through an apprenticeship can be very beneficial for your business. You'll be developing a highly-skilled individual with the qualifications and relevant on-the-job experience. So they can help deliver growth, fresh ideas and innovation for your organisation. 

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What funding is available to employers?

The Apprenticeship Levy and how we can support you through your application

How we can support you

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

In 2017, Training 2000 became part of the University of Central Lancashire. This means higher apprentices now have more direct routes to a Degree Apprenticeship. By combining our strengths with Training 2000, we are specialists in apprenticeship programmes. Our courses are aimed at enhancing business performance, increasing efficiency and enabling innovation. 

This close collaboration has also resulted in an engineering facility at our Burnley Campus, Victoria Mill. It offers apprentices clear career pathways, where they can progress from Level 2 to Level 7.

Apprenticeships for business

Architecture students using drawing boards

Discover our courses and how we can support your business

Learners who have been on a Degree Apprenticeship programme will bring fresh ideas and new ways of thinking into your workplace, enabling your business to grow, adapt and thrive.

Why work with us?

We are one of the largest and most experienced providers of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in the North West and are committed to working with employers of all types and sizes to develop employees together.

Scholarships and bursaries

Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

We offer a range of support and services to help all apprentices, but you may need a little extra assistance if you have been in Local Authority care and don’t have support from your parents. Find out more about our Care Leaver Bursary for our Degree Apprentice students.

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Claire from Warburtons tells us about a day in the life of a degree apprentice

Frequently asked questions

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